Saturday, September 28, 2013

Day 228, September 28

"Everything has a price."  Ralph Waldo Emerson

I love to go to garage sales.  Sometimes prices are listed; sometimes they are not.  But there is a price, whether it be a nickel or five dollars or fifty dollars on everything. 

We pay a price in everything we do or don't do.   We get value for some prices we pay.  For example, paying tithing is a bargain.  We can never get ahead of the Lord.  Serving others is another bargain.  In each case, we pay a price, whether in money or effort or some other sacrifice, but the reward for our obedience is growing closer to the Lord and to others.

There is a price for neglecting our health.  There is a price for neglecting work.  There is a price for neglecting relationships.    These prices will never be bargains.  We may not cognize the price right away; it will come due at a later time, when it may be too late to rectify the neglect.

Our choices always come with a price tag.

So, for today, I am grateful for those times when I get value for my choices.

1 comment:

  1. Well said. Just because something doesn't have a tag or is something we can buy doesn't mean there's not a price.